The EU as a whole and its individual Member States are facing new, varied and complex security threats which are more international and increasingly cross-border in nature. Several legal, and practical tools have been put in place to fight terrorism and cross-border crime. In particular, information exchanges and operational cooperation between law enforcement authorities have been strengthened.




Amsterdam Declaration on Genetic and Health Data and Data Protection Oversight of Security and Intelligence
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Resolution on Privacy and International Humanitarian Action
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Resolution on Transparency Reporting
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Resolution on Cooperation with the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Privacy
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Resolution on Conference's Strategic Direction (2016-18)
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Passenger Name Record

Second Opinion on the Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the use of Passenger Name Record data for the prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution of terrorist offences and serious crime

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Executive summary
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Strategy 2015-2019

This report sets out the Strategy adopted by the EDPS for the period 2015-2019. As data protection affects almost every EU policy area and is a key factor in legitimising and increasing trust in EU policies, the new EDPS Strategy aims to provide a framework through which to promote a culture of data protection in the European institutions. It also promotes the idea of toolkits for policymakers to help them develop innovative solutions to data protection challenges.


Strategy 2015-2019 - Leading by Example
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Annual Management Plan 2019 Summary - Promoting a new culture of data protection
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